17 Wexford schools in expansion programme

By Dan Walsh

Seventeen Wexford schools, three secondary and 14 primary schools have been incorporated into the expanded DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) programme.

Deputy Paul Kehoe said; “Incorporation into the DEIS programme will make a huge difference to these schools. DEIS is an internationally recognised, proven programme that provides targeted resources to schools with the highest levels of concentrated educational disadvantage to support their students to have an equal opportunity to achieve their potential in education.

“This expansion is a further step towards achieving equity of opportunity in education and that all students are supported to fulfil their potential. The successful delivery of this goal means that our school system is open and welcoming for all students, regardless of background, and that in particular, students at risk of educational disadvantage will be supported to achieve their full potential. It is my intention to keep working towards achieving that vision,” concluded Deputy Kehoe.

Schools in the DEIS programme avail of a range of targeted supports aimed at tackling educational disadvantage, including additional classroom teaching posts, home school community liaison co-ordinator posts, DEIS grant funding and access to the School Completion Programme.

New Wexford DEIS Schools:

POST-PRIMARY
Christian Brothers Secondary SchoolMountgarrettNew Ross
Coláiste BrídeEnniscorthy
Gorey Educate Together Secondary SchoolGorey
PRIMARY
S N MhuireDanescastleCarrig-on-Bannow
Camolin N SCamolinEnniscorthy
Ballycanew N SBallycanewGorey
Kilrane N SKilraneRosslare Harbour
S N Bearna na hAilleThe OilOylegate
S N AbbainAdamstownEnniscorthy
S N Catriona NFABallyhackArthurstown
Naomh Maodhog N.S.Main StreetFerns
New Ross Educate Together National SchoolBarrett’s ParkNew Ross
St Canices ConventRosberconNew Ross
Riverchapel N SRiverchapelGorey
S N Clochar MhuireRosslare
Bunscoil Nic AmhlaidhCastlemoyleNew Ross
Bunscoil RisCastlemoyleNew Ross

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